Wing IDE is a development environment for the Python programming language. Its powerful editor and debugger speed up development of Python code for Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other Python-based applications, game engines, and libraries.
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Positive (12 reviews) - 100% of the 12 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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About This Software

Wing IDE is an integrated development environment that makes programming in Python fast and easy. Wing IDE delivers many powerful features for editing, debugging, testing, inspecting, navigating, refactoring, searching, and managing Python code.

Wing IDE works with Python 2.x and 3.x and can be used with Autodesk Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other modeling, rendering, and compositing software that uses Python as a scripting language.

Wing IDE also works with pygame, PyOpenGL, and other Python game libraries (see https://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonGameLibraries).

The Non-Commercial Use license is for students and hobbyists. If you make money from your use of Wing IDE, please purchase the Commercial Use license.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Kernel 2.6.32, Qt 4.8.4
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (12 reviews)
Recently Posted
Spy
43.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
If you're thinking about grabbing it, download the free trial from their website, that should convince you enough to purchase this IDE.
Hands down best IDE I've used.
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MartiONE
1,067.4 hrs
Posted: May 2
It's alright I guess, didn't use much of it.
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생선생
105.7 hrs
Posted: March 20
Best Python IDE Ever!
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zacvrono
886.9 hrs
Posted: July 12, 2015
This is a great tool for programming maya scripts (and really anything Python). Not really anthing I would change within the program itself. It does bother me that they require internet and have a 2nd liscence verification after already clearning it with steam that I own it, but They have very good customer support too incase you have a problem.
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Digitil
3.2 hrs
Posted: June 21, 2015
Probably the best IDE I have used...very nice.
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bluecat
207.3 hrs
Posted: June 15, 2015
20150616:
I emailed Wingware support about the text paste problem below (the email address is easy to find at their website). I got a response in under 24 hours, which is a great sign of an engaged dev. He suggested that the problem was likely due to security software blocking application access to the system clipboard, and mentioned webroot by name, which I have. The solution turns out to be to allow the wingware app to access the clipboard in webroot (or other security software) configuration.

I made the change and now I can paste in the wingware editor. Due to this excellent support response by Wingware, I am updating my review to "recommend", although it is still a little frustrating that this issue exists: other apps are able to use the clipboard without needing an exception in security software policy.

But all software has little issues, and not all companies have this kind of customer focus and dedication to their product. Now I am excited about Wingware again, and am looking forward to checking out all it's good qualities! :-)

20150615:
Pasting text (Ctrl-V) into the code edit window does not work by default on Windows 7. This is a pretty serious failing of basic UI functionality. Ctrl-X "cut" operation works, and I can Ctrl-C copy text *from* the code edit window and paste elsewhere (like notepad++ for example) but I can't paste *into* the code edit window. I also tried to paste by clicking Edit > Paste with the mouse, but that doesn't work either. Weird... I'm hoping I'm just doing something wrong, or have something mis-configured!

I checked the wingware docs section about copy/paste but I don't see a clue to the problem here:
http://wingware.com/pub/wingide-personal/1.1.9/manual/html/node5.html#SECTION00590000000000000000

I will update this review as I go, and I hope to change my vote to "recommend", but at this time, I cannot recommend purchasing Wing Python IDE.
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pdalloz
1,787.0 hrs
Posted: April 30, 2015
Excellent python development environment - the debugger is especially good.
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adam.dent
927.7 hrs
Posted: February 8, 2015
Beyond the outstanding features of the editor, this software is excellent on two fronts:

1) It integrated with Autodesk Maya perfectly, on the very first try, no issues what-so-ever.
2) The tech support is phenomenal.

I mostly use the software to develop python helper scripts for Maya and Nuke, and while the interface is touch on the ugly side, the functionality of WingIDE is far better than any other option I have tried (Notepad++, Pycharm, and Sublime). I also use Eclipse for Python/C/C++ dev at work, and god how I wish it had the ease of use that WingIDE does. Eclipse has a lot of setup, where WingIDE just works.

What put me over the top to fully recommend this software is the tech support. They are phenomenal. I had a problem with the software not finding a license after the most recent update on steam, I sent an email to thier tech support and got a response almost immediately. They solved my issue and they were a joy to deal with. This is the best cutomer support experience I have had from anyone ever.

Pros:
+ Very powerful, fully featured python IDE.
+ Extremetly easy to setup and integrate with various 3D software packages.
+ Probably the best customer support on the planet.

Cons:
- The interface is need of a facelift (it's a little on the ugly side).
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aoz
389.5 hrs
Posted: December 21, 2014
Advanced features such as first-rate debugger, code intelligence. Wingide's debugger is super powerful and allows to set breadpoints, step through code, unspect data, debug remotely, and debug django templates. It has support for matplotlib where the plots are updated automatically.
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Breckfast
72.1 hrs
Posted: December 16, 2014
Wing IDE 5 is my most favorite coding software of all of them that I have used! Coding in Python has never been easier. There are so many tools such as indentation, debugging, autofill, and error report. You can also customize the theme and layout of your code to suit your comfort. Also, all of the things you had open before(if you have used Python before) are all in one window! Your code(multiple codes in tabs), your folder of codes and images, Python SHELL, debuggin window, error report, module display and more. I highly recommend that you buy this software ONLY if you are serious about developing games and software with Python. If not, stick to IDLE or whatever you have. Rating: 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
I really like this IDE so far. I'm pretty new to Python and was previously just using sublime text and notepad++. I was looking for an IDE and checked out the major ones, including pycharm. Pycharm also seems to be a great package, but Wing does everything I need, has a very intuitive layout, and--best of all--is on Steam. That means I can pay once and download and install it on all of my machines. I love multi-platform, multi-install, single-user licenses. This is the future. I recently decided to install zbrush (which I have licensed and installed in Windows) on my Mac partition, and they wanted me to buy a whole separate mac license. I was reminded that Steam and the Apple app store have totally spoiled me when it comes to my expectations around software licensing. Bring on the easy installs and easy updates. Kudos to Wing for releasing on Steam, and let's hope other dev tools follow suit!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
927.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Beyond the outstanding features of the editor, this software is excellent on two fronts:

1) It integrated with Autodesk Maya perfectly, on the very first try, no issues what-so-ever.
2) The tech support is phenomenal.

I mostly use the software to develop python helper scripts for Maya and Nuke, and while the interface is touch on the ugly side, the functionality of WingIDE is far better than any other option I have tried (Notepad++, Pycharm, and Sublime). I also use Eclipse for Python/C/C++ dev at work, and god how I wish it had the ease of use that WingIDE does. Eclipse has a lot of setup, where WingIDE just works.

What put me over the top to fully recommend this software is the tech support. They are phenomenal. I had a problem with the software not finding a license after the most recent update on steam, I sent an email to thier tech support and got a response almost immediately. They solved my issue and they were a joy to deal with. This is the best cutomer support experience I have had from anyone ever.

Pros:
+ Very powerful, fully featured python IDE.
+ Extremetly easy to setup and integrate with various 3D software packages.
+ Probably the best customer support on the planet.

Cons:
- The interface is need of a facelift (it's a little on the ugly side).
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Easy to use, good debugging options and nice UI, direct Python Reference, good project managment. Everything that you can wish your python IDE has to have! :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
389.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Advanced features such as first-rate debugger, code intelligence. Wingide's debugger is super powerful and allows to set breadpoints, step through code, unspect data, debug remotely, and debug django templates. It has support for matplotlib where the plots are updated automatically.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Wing IDE 5 is my most favorite coding software of all of them that I have used! Coding in Python has never been easier. There are so many tools such as indentation, debugging, autofill, and error report. You can also customize the theme and layout of your code to suit your comfort. Also, all of the things you had open before(if you have used Python before) are all in one window! Your code(multiple codes in tabs), your folder of codes and images, Python SHELL, debuggin window, error report, module display and more. I highly recommend that you buy this software ONLY if you are serious about developing games and software with Python. If not, stick to IDLE or whatever you have. Rating: 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
207.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
20150616:
I emailed Wingware support about the text paste problem below (the email address is easy to find at their website). I got a response in under 24 hours, which is a great sign of an engaged dev. He suggested that the problem was likely due to security software blocking application access to the system clipboard, and mentioned webroot by name, which I have. The solution turns out to be to allow the wingware app to access the clipboard in webroot (or other security software) configuration.

I made the change and now I can paste in the wingware editor. Due to this excellent support response by Wingware, I am updating my review to "recommend", although it is still a little frustrating that this issue exists: other apps are able to use the clipboard without needing an exception in security software policy.

But all software has little issues, and not all companies have this kind of customer focus and dedication to their product. Now I am excited about Wingware again, and am looking forward to checking out all it's good qualities! :-)

20150615:
Pasting text (Ctrl-V) into the code edit window does not work by default on Windows 7. This is a pretty serious failing of basic UI functionality. Ctrl-X "cut" operation works, and I can Ctrl-C copy text *from* the code edit window and paste elsewhere (like notepad++ for example) but I can't paste *into* the code edit window. I also tried to paste by clicking Edit > Paste with the mouse, but that doesn't work either. Weird... I'm hoping I'm just doing something wrong, or have something mis-configured!

I checked the wingware docs section about copy/paste but I don't see a clue to the problem here:
http://wingware.com/pub/wingide-personal/1.1.9/manual/html/node5.html#SECTION00590000000000000000

I will update this review as I go, and I hope to change my vote to "recommend", but at this time, I cannot recommend purchasing Wing Python IDE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
Probably the best IDE I have used...very nice.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,787.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Excellent python development environment - the debugger is especially good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Best Python IDE Ever!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,067.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
It's alright I guess, didn't use much of it.
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